Top 25 Mentoring Relationships in History

Jennifer Merrill, MENTOR Marketing & Communications Manager Behind every successful person, there’s a mentor who helped them along the way. Some of the most influential people in history were encouraged to succeed by some of the most well-known people of our time. To help celebrate MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership’s 25th Anniversary and 25 years of […]

New study explores how personalities affect mentoring relationships

By Limor Goldner Goldner, L. (2015). Prote ge´s’ Personality Traits, Expectations, the Quality of the Mentoring Relationship and Adjustment: A Big Five Analysis, Child Youth Care Forum. Online 26 May. Abstract Background   Community-based mentoring interventions can benefit high-risk youth.  However, meta-analyses suggest that these benefits may be conditioned by protégés’ personality. Objectives   Associations between protégés’ […]

Esquire’s Mentoring Project: Fifty extraordinary men and their mentors

Who Made You The Man You Are Today? Simple question. Lots of possible answers. We asked fifty extraordinary men to tell us about the parents, coaches, teachers, troops leaders, religious leaders, and all-purpose mentors who helped them get to where they are today. They shared their stories, and their mentors, with us. Now it’s your […]

Slow Ideas and the power of mentoring

by Jean Rhodes In the recent New Yorker article “Slow Ideas,” science writer Atul Gawande laments the resistance amongst medical professional and others to the adoption of proven ideas. He describes how, despite evidence, physicians were slow to adopt Joseph Lister’s simple, proven methods of sterilization that could slow the spread of germs. Likewise, he described […]

What it takes: All of us

This article is reprinted from NBC News Education Nation blog, “The Learning Curve”, by Jean Rhodes. This has been a groundbreaking year for the field of youth mentoring. With little fanfare, two large-scale, rigorous evaluations have been released, both of which suggest mentoring relationships have meaningful impact on young people.   First, the Centre for Addiction and […]

New article on the re-emeregence of apprenticeships in U.S.

Reprinted from the Chronicle of Higher Education By Aisha Labi, November 26, 2012 Apprenticeships Make a Comeback in the United States Michael Aguilera, a student at Greenville Technical College, in South Carolina, and a participant in the BMW Scholars Program, learns from an employee at the company’s plant in Spartanburg. “It would be great to start […]

Application of Child-Centered Play Therapy Principles to School-Based Mentoring Relationships

Although we typically focus on research in fields outside of but related to youth mentoring, this article brings principles from a related field – child-centered play therapy – and applied them to school-based mentoring. Frels, R.K. & Onwuegbuzie, A.J. (2012). Principles of play: A dialogical comparison of two case studies in school-based mentoring. International Journal […]